Fall 2021 General Admission Criteria

The Consecutive Teacher Education program (Bachelor of Education) is available to individuals with a completed degree. It is offered as a 16-month, full-time program over two years at both of Brock’s campuses: St. Catharines and Hamilton. Online and part-time options are not available. Upon successful completion of the program, teacher candidates are normally recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers for membership and to receive their Ontario Certificate of Qualification.

  • Program overview: To review general program information, please click here.
  • Applications open: The Teacher Education Application Service (TEAS) will open via OUAC on September 17, 2020 at ouac.on.ca/teas for a September 2021 start date.
  • Important dates: To view important dates and submission deadlines, please click here.
  • How to apply: For a step-by-step guide on how to apply, please click here.

If you are interested in our concurrent education programs, (a “concurrent” program combines a first undergraduate degree and professional education into one program of study), visit the Faculty of Education website.

Admission/Application Requirements

Applications consist of academic requirements and the experience profile, each valued at 50% of the admissions criteria.

Academic Requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum requirements for all programs PLUS program specific requirements.

Spaces in the Teacher Education program are limited, and admission is not guaranteed by fulfilling the minimum requirements.

All applicants, regardless of preferred division, will be assessed on your admission average.** Brock requires a minimum “B” average, equivalent to 70 percent at Brock, based on the best 10 full undergraduate degree level credits. These 10 credits must be completed at the time of application. The academic average accounts for 50 percent of the admission decision.

In addition to the minimum academic requirements above, applicants must meet the requirements for the specific division into which they are applying to.

  • Your undergraduate degree must be completed no later than April of the specified Admissions Year.
  • Only those credits completed at the undergraduate degree level within an acceptable undergraduate degree program are used to calculate admission averages. A full undergraduate university (degree level) credit is the equivalent of one academic year of study. College diploma credits assigned as advanced standing in a degree program will not be used for these purposes.
  • Some preference is given to applicants with graduate level qualifications.

Acceptable Degree

The minimum credential for admission is an undergraduate degree conferred by an acceptable university or other postsecondary institution as outlined below:

  1. In Canada, an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates.
  2. In Canada, an acceptable college is one that is authorized to confer degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates; the college must be publicly funded.
  3. In the United States, an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates. A university must be recognized by one of the following regional accreditation agencies: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; New England Association of Schools and Colleges; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; or Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The university must be considered equivalent to a university referred to in number 1.
  4. In a country other than Canada an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates. Typically, in the case of a country that is a member of the Commonwealth, the university is eligible for membership in the Association of Commonwealth Universities. For all other countries, eligibility for membership in the International Association of Universities is expected. A university must be considered equivalent to an institution referred to in number 1.

Important Note: Brock University reserves the right to determine if degrees granted by institutions in the above categories are suitable for the purpose of admission to Brock’s teacher education program.

Experience Profile

In addition to meeting both the minimum and division specific academic requirements, applicants must complete their Experience Profile which accounts for 50% of the application determination. You may only access the Experience Profile AFTER you have submitted your application via TEAS. Please go to the Experience Profile Requirements for further information.

If you have any questions, please email futurestudent@brocku.ca